Wales: Day 6

I still can’t get over me having lie-ins all week. There’s only once we’ve set an alarm for 8:30am. The rest I haven’t been getting up before 9:30am. To be fair, I am going to bed later but I still usually wake at 6:30am.

The first two mornings of the holiday I did see that time but I made myself go to bed again. It seems to have helped as the week has gone on. It just feels strange to me. In four days that’ll change again. I’ll be back to work.

Today has been a nice day. The weather was lovely and we went to Ruthin for the afternoon. We had a walk around the place, walked around the grounds of the castle and had a lovely lunch.

B and I had another evening watching reality telly. It’s amazing to me how many there are. Plus ITVBe has one after another some evenings.

Tomorrow is gonna be our last full day here. It’s been a great week and much needed. I’ll miss it but I’ll be happy to be back home too.


Wales: Day 5

We spent the day at the cottage. Watched telly, films and played games. It was a good day and my body needed it. I feel it’s taken its toll on my mind. A part of me right now feels I should have an anti-depressant. It has been a couple of days.

I’ve taken myself up to our room, leaving the others to carry on with their night. I haven’t had me time since before the holiday. Being day 5 it may be too many peoples for me in one go.

To be fair, that’s a good amount of days where I’ve not needed to be by myself. I’m gonna find something to watch until everyone goes to bed. Tomorrow is another day. If I feel the same I’ll have a tablet at teatime.

Watched: The Intern > 4 out of 5

Wales: Day 4

Getting up and being ready for between 9 and half-past worked for most. There were one or two slow coaches. Even so, we were gone for 10 am, setting off for the 1 hour and 20-minute journey. We went to Caernarfon. The main reason to go was to visit the castle there.

It was great to see and there was more than just a wall. We were able to walk up all the towers, view exhibitions and wonder at our leisure. Which was good for me, my leg muscles and my hip didn’t like the ups and downs of the stairs. I still walked through it and enjoyed my day.

I’m feeling tensions raising in the cottage. Six strong-minded and stubborn people all having different views and personalities. All that we love. However, this is the first holiday we’ve gone on together.

I’m impressed its day 4 and no ones killed anyone. There are more days left. But seeing as it hasn’t gone wrong yet I feel it’s unlikely to.

One thing I thought this evening is that I don’t feel guilty about watching telly. B has been introducing me to reality telly. I’m finding I’m really enjoying them. Something I once would never think I’d say. My guilty, not guilty pleasure. At the same time, I’m not feeling that obsessive feeling towards the programmes.

I’m not entirely sure what’s happening tomorrow. The cinema and food shop was mentioned. Seeing as we have a dog with us, the cinema and the distance has caused the tension. Other things mentioned involve cost, everyone has different budgets.

I agree I don’t wanna stay in the cottage all week but at the same time I wanna enjoy, relax and not have anyone excluded.

Wales: Day 3

We all went for a walk again today. This time we drove to Corwen and walked through their forest trails. It was nice to have a relaxing morning then a gentle day.

By the evening tensions have started to rise. Everyone has different views and plans on how the days should go. Just to make a decision for tomorrow was hard. But one has been made. Let’s see how that pans out.

We did a good deed for today. There was a lamb out of the farmers’ field on our track to the cottage. We led it off the road to the other side of the fence its mum was on. Told out landlady whose husband went to put it back. Both to be reunited.

Wales: Day 2

It’s been a long while since I’ve laughed so much it’s made me cry. That much, B and I spent 5 minutes on the stairs trying to compose ourselves over nothing. A great end to a great day.

We walked to Corwen and back. While there we had our lunch. It was lovely and a reasonable price. It was harder walking back as we went uphill. It was a hot day too. We watched Power Rangers; the new one. I’ve seen it before, so not putting it below under watched. But I still really enjoyed it and my rating for it is 4 out of 5.

This evening we had a BBQ. My first of 2018. It’s been such an amazing day. The rest I’m sure will match.

Wales: Day 1

We’re in Wales. The plan was to leave at lunch to drive down to where we’re staying. Which meant that I could have a lie in. What happened, I woke at 6 am needing the loo. I struggled to get back to sleep.

That didn’t put me off the excitement bubbling in me. We set off in time. Being 6 of us we went down in two cars. My car set off first but ended up arriving last. It’s amazing what half an hour difference can make.

The car, Dave was in, took 3 hours to get to the destination. Ours, 5 hours. We ended up being in traffic from a lorry fire. We had to detour with heavy amounts of traffic. Thanks to that we got a free McDonalds by the monopoly prices.

Arriving at the cottage. OMG!! It’s beautiful. We’ve all said we’d move in.


This evening the lads played card games and B and I watched telly and had a gossip. It’s lovely being here. Think this will be a good week.

One of those Days

It’s been one of those days. One of my customers’ mother was unable to support her. I’ve been able to go on extra visits. I’ve moved my blood test to accommodate. I need the hours. I’m not in urgent need of the test.

We are viewing two homes on a couple of evenings time. That’ll be exciting, even if we end up liking them or not.

Two of my friends have had bad days too. One, I don’t know what’s happened but it’s put him back into a depressive mood.

Another, who was set to drive us down to Wales at the end of this week messaged me apologising that I’ve got to drive now. Unfortunately, he’s had health complications that are preventing him from driving over the next 4 weeks. Hopefully, we’ll know more tomorrow after his second trip to the hospital.

Looks like I’m doing my second road trip of 2018, being the driver. It’ll be an experience for us all going on the holiday. Even with knowing I’ve to drive, I’m still looking forward to it.

All this happened while being at work.

I still find that news takes its toll on me, my thoughts and emotions more than events that happen to me first hand. I love my friends and family. I’d do all I can to help them.